- subjection to sensual appetites; sensuality.
- Philosophy. sensationalism(def 3).
- the quality or state of being sensual
- another word for sensationalism (def. 3a), sensationalism (def. 3b)
n.1803, “the philosophical doctrine that the senses are the sole source of knowledge,” from sensual + -ism. From 1813 as “addiction to sensual indulgence.”